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86-76, 2nd in AL West
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If not Aroldis Chapman, then who?

The Astros want an impact closer, and the Reds' flamethrower tops their list. But given his exorbitant asking price, would Houston settle for Ken Giles, Jonathan Papelbon or Joakim Soria instead? Top targets, fall-backs (Insider)

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Bowden: Astros will land Chapman

With Houston looking to add an elite closer this offseason, Jim Bowden thinks the Stros will be the team to pony up the prospects to get Aroldis Chapman from the Reds. 10 bold predictions (Insider)

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Staff/Senior Writer 

MLB teams in search of big power, high strikeout, righty bats have no shortage of options this week. The Mariners are shopping Mark Trumbo and the Astros have made Chris Carter available in advance of Friday's tender deadline. And now the Rockies' Wilin Rosario has chosen to elect free agency after clearing outright waivers.

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Olney on top 10 shortstops in MLB

How good is Astros SS Carlos Correa? Buster Olney puts the 21-year-old No. 1 on his list of the best shortstops in MLB. The other nine (Insider)

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Astros' little big man is majors' best 2B

All of 5-foot-6 (if that), Houston's Jose Altuve leads Buster Olney's list of baseball's best second basemen five years -- and three All-Star selections -- into his big league career. Top 10 second basemen (Insider)

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Carter could be odd man out in Houston

With eight players eligible for arbitration this offseason, the Astros might have to non-tender somebody. Chris Carter looks like the most likely candidate. MLB rumors roundup

Don't expect the Astros to fade

Houston finally arrived as a contender in 2015 and should stay there next year given the team's young, talented core. The Stros are trending upward, Jim Bowden writes. MLB status check (Insider)

Fisher continues to underwhelm

Derek Fisher continues to disappoint despite his impressive physical gifts. Given his lackluster defense and flimsy arm, he will have to hit his way onto the big league roster. Arizona Fall League recap (Insider)

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Dallas Keuchel among elite starters

Buster Olney isn't looking for a dropoff next season from the left-hander who captured the AL Cy Young and helped the Astros claim their first postseason berth in a decade. Top starters (Insider)

Jayson Stark ESPN Staff/Senior Writer 

Clubs talking to Astros say they seem "hell-bent to get a closer." Checked in on Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Ken Giles, Bead Boxberger, plus free-agent options. More on this in today's Hot Stove Daily

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Where will Chris Davis end up signing?

Slugger Chris Davis should have an opportunity to stay with the Orioles, but he also figures to be heavily pursued by the Cardinals and Astros.

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Value still there for Scott Kazmir

Sure, Kazmir's second half with the Astros was a far cry from his first half with the Athletics, but he's still an accomplished starter. That and the fact that he won't cost a draft pick make him an attractive free agent. Second-tier steals (Insider)

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Would Astros trade for Jose Fernandez?

With such a stacked rotation, the Astros don't need another starter. That said, they have the young talent to get one. What prospect combo might send Fernandez to Houston? Other possible destinations

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Would the Phillies trade Ken Giles?

Rebuilding teams like Philadelphia are supposed to hold on to arms like Giles. However, other clubs, like the Astros and Marlins, are reportedly checking in on the 25-year-old closer. MLB rumors roundup

Brewers get Jonathan Villar from Astros

Villar appeared in 53 games for Houston last season, batting .284 in 116 at bats. He started games at 3B, SS and LF. Houston gets minor league pitcher Cy Sneed in exchange.

Stats & Info

A deserving win for Dallas Keuchel

The Astros ace posted the kind of numbers that merit Cy Young consideration this season.

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Dallas Keuchel wins AL Cy Young Award

The Astros LHP won 20 games, the most in the AL, and posted a 2.48 ERA on the season. With 22 first-place votes, he's the third Astros pitcher to win the award.


Keuchel: 'I wanted to party a little more'

Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel wanted to pop champagne to celebrate winning the AL Cy Young but instead decided to keep it PG for TV.

Keuchel: 'I wanted to party a little more' (4:00)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.25021st
On Base Percentage.31516th
Slugging Percentage.4372nd
Earned Run Average3.576th
Quality Starts945th

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